Welcome to Bishop Ullathorne Catholic School
The decision to join our Sixth Form leads to excellent opportunities to pursue academic, social and spiritual interests in a supportive environment. These opportunities (taken to the full) will give you personal satisfacton and a firm foundaton for the future.
You are much more important to us than an examination statistic. Academic achievement is balanced with pastoral care. This could be through extra encouragement and support or help with a personal problem.
The staff here want you to achieve the highest possible outcomes and we will all work hard to ensure that you achieve this. You are already known and seen as a welcome member of our community in your own right. As a Sixth Form student, you will be given more independence and there is a greater ease in relationships.
Consider carefully the details of all of the courses which we offer students in Years 12 and 13. There are well established courses at GCE A level and some new exciting vocational courses.
Over the next few months gather information, seek advice, ask questions and discuss options with your parents or carers before making decisions.
Each year we are pleased to welcome applications from students from other schools in the area and beyond. We are happy to say that students find the transition smooth and soon seize in to Bishop Ullathorne’s Sixth Form.
The Sixth Form is a friendly, thriving community within a well respected Catholic school. As well as your designated Form Tutor, there are dedicated staff attached to the Sixth Form:
Mrs P Casey —Head of Sixth Form
Mrs C Carding —Sixth Form Administrator
Mrs S Bannigan—Student Liaison Officer
Mrs F Grearson—Student Liaison Officer
Mrs W Bellingham—Onsite Careers Adviser
The majority of our students progress into higher education. However, whatever path you choose you will be offered advice and guidance to help you plan for your future. You will be encouraged to explore all options and take responsibility for your decisions. Your Form Tutor and the above members of staff will be able to support you and guide you on your academic journey with us.
Bishop Ullathorne Catholic School is set in spacious grounds with a green outlook from every direction. Our Sixth Form students are fortunate to have access to your own designated computer suite with internet access, where the Sixth Form Team and Careers Adviser are close at hand. Daily newspapers and journals, such as the Economist and New Scientist, are also provided.
There is also a Sixth Form Common Room with a kitchenette for students to use. This is situated next to the canteen where food can also be purchased.
For artistic students in the Sixth Form, there is an art pod for your sole use. Students are welcome in the library during the school day and have access to the computers.
All students will be part of a tutor group and meet with their Form Tutor each day. Form Tutors are central to all of the support and guidance that is given. Regular, individual learning conversations will take place where advice and learning strategies are discussed.
A Study Skills Programme is followed during tutor time to equip students to become outstanding learners who can demonstrate independence of thought, word and action.
In 2015, Bishop Ullathorne’s Sixth Form students achieved a 99.2% pass rate and the value added score at both A level and AS level was positive. All of our Year 13 students followed positive destinations.
Parents’ Evenings are all part of the academic success for our Sixth Form students. We advise you to attend these with your parents to discuss your progress. If your parents are not able to attend, we still expect to see you and that you relay information to your parents.
Throughout the first year of the Sixth Form, teachers will update your parents on progress made throughout the year. A total of two interim progress checks and one annual report will be sent home to you.
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Bishop Ullathorne Catholic School directly.